NBA  > General NBA  > Should NBA fans ask for their money back when teams rest their stars..
April 5, 2013, 08:11 PM
If you made plans at the beginning of the season to attend an NBA game and secured a hotel room, good tickets and transportation so you can enjoy a mini vacation with your wife or friends and the STAR of the team is not playing, not because of injury but because he is being rested, should you have a right to ask for compensation for all your expenses.

Lets just say that you got tickets to see the Rolling Stones and Mick does not show up but they go on stage anyway with a look alike, would you want your money back? I know I would.

Should you have the right for a refund if the teams rest stars for no other reason than to save them for the playoffs?

Enough said.
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April 8, 2013  09:41 AM ET

yes if the best players do not show they should be entitle to cheaper or tickets or full refund

April 9, 2013  06:11 PM ET

If you don't know you should expect this at the end of the season in all the major sports you deserve nothing. You buy a ticket with the teams that are playing name's on the front. If a team has taken care of business to the point of having the option, they should be allowed to exercise it within reason. All players are hurting to some degree at this point. They are getting treatment, traveling with the team etc...

A game and a performance are two totally different things.

April 10, 2013  08:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

yes if the best players do not show they should be entitle to cheaper or tickets or full refund

Agree.......

April 10, 2013  09:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

If you don't know you should expect this at the end of the season in all the major sports you deserve nothing. You buy a ticket with the teams that are playing name's on the front. If a team has taken care of business to the point of having the option, they should be allowed to exercise it within reason. All players are hurting to some degree at this point. They are getting treatment, traveling with the team etc... A game and a performance are two totally different things.

If there is no Pro team in your town and you want to go to see a game it could become a mini vacation especially if it's a 6 hour + drive, most families would probably get a hotel room.
So this is not like going to your local high school, and in most cases you have to buy the tickets ahead of time....so yea I want my money back if I go to all that and the coach rests the stars...

April 12, 2013  12:38 PM ET

No doubt, If I bought a ticket to see these over paid, weak imitation of an NBA player and they were resting.....give me my money back. I wouldn't pay the price of parking to see a game less known a ticket. Stop going to the games. Resting, whoever heard of this crap. By this time of the season, they should be clicking on all cylinders and have a second wind. Poor babies!!!! Russell didn't rest, Chamberlain didn't rest, Clyde Frazier didn't rest...............Look how low we're sinking. Stop going to the games, I'll guaranty you the'll start making these sad sacks play ball.

April 12, 2013  06:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

No doubt, If I bought a ticket to see these over paid, weak imitation of an NBA player and they were resting.....give me my money back. I wouldn't pay the price of parking to see a game less known a ticket. Stop going to the games. Resting, whoever heard of this crap. By this time of the season, they should be clicking on all cylinders and have a second wind. Poor babies!!!! Russell didn't rest, Chamberlain didn't rest, Clyde Frazier didn't rest...............Look how low we're sinking. Stop going to the games, I'll guaranty you the'll start making these sad sacks play ball.

good comment...

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April 16, 2013  10:54 PM ET

Miami vs Cleveland was a joke nobody played...I want my money back.....!!!!!!!!!

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April 17, 2013  09:05 PM ET

Actually is was like two D-League teams, so one can legally say it was not the real teams playing...

April 28, 2013  07:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

If there is no Pro team in your town and you want to go to see a game it could become a mini vacation especially if it's a 6 hour + drive, most families would probably get a hotel room.So this is not like going to your local high school, and in most cases you have to buy the tickets ahead of time....so yea I want my money back if I go to all that and the coach rests the stars...

If you don't know this is likely to happen in every pro sport at the end of the season consider it a stupidity tax. Take your mini vacation when you know they'll be playing if it's so important to you.

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July 22, 2013  10:40 PM ET

I do

 
July 25, 2013  01:52 PM ET

With flex pricing in the league as common as it is I would say it should be. The face value of tickets for top teams is 2-3x higher than that of the lowest quality teams. Last season seats that were $12 for Cleveland were $32 for Miami out of my season package. If the incoming players are of lower quality by choice the team resting the players should be accountable for a price adjustment.

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